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Sir Jack Brabham, three-time F-1 champion died in Australia

May 19, 2014 16:32 IST

Sir Jack Brabham, the three-time Formula One world champion died on 19 May 2014 at his home in Australia after a long illness. He was 88.

He won the F-1 titles in 1959, 1960 and 1966. In 1966, he won the F-1 title in his own car named Brabham, which was built by him.

About Sir Jack Brabham
• He was known as Black Jack
• He was the first driver in the history to be knighted for his services to motorsport. He received the honour in 1979
• Till now, he is the only man, who won a title in the F1 world championship in a car designed and built by him
• His new car made debut in F1 racing in 1962, which needed to be changed in 1966 due to regulations that allowed a three-litre engine
• He made first victory in his own car in 1966 French Grand Prix. The car was fitted with V8 engine built by Austrlian Repco Company

Now, Brabham is survived by his wife, Lady Margaret, three sons Geoff, Gary and David and their families.

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